Tuesday, September 28, 2010

State Fair

We were able to go to the State Fair while we were in town & it was so much fun. Here are some pictures:

They had an awesome petting zoo that we all just loved.

The corn dog was awesome!

Me & Romo

Us with Aikman

And of course the cars

Friday, September 24, 2010


On 3 different occasions, Regina & I have gotten together to whip up some adorable little girls clothes. Now I cannot take full credit for these outfits, but I did help:) Regina did 99.8% of the sewing. I attempted once but accidentally sewed my piece wrong side out, so I spent the remainder of the time with the seam ripper. It's probably better that way. But I knew my way around the glue gun & scissors, so that counts for something. Anyway, I am so pleased with the way these turned out & can't wait for it to get a little cooler so Elliot can wear them!

Ruffle shirt with matching flower clip. The flower has a rhinestone piece in the middle.

Love this outfit! I think it will look "glam rock" on E. The flowers on her shirt are actually pins, so I can put them anywhere! And then there's the flower clip at the top. The fun thing about this outfit is that I made myself the flower pins as well so we can match. Some may say that's gay, but I prefer AWESOME! Then you have the adorable leopard baby legs.

Crafting is so much fun when you have someone to do it with. Thanks Regina for all the great ideas & sewing skills!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In a Different Life...

At my parents' house, there is a dog named Winnie, well actually Winifred (Remember her from Tuck Everlasting?). She used to be my dog, until they inherited her. Elliot LOVES Winnie. She's constantly following her around & petting her. Luckily Winnie returns the love by licking her toes. Anyway, I am starting to think that E was a dog in another life. On several occasions, I have fished dog food out of her mouth & removed her hands/feet from the water bowl.

Exhibit A

I know every kid does this, but Elliot takes it to a whole other level.

Exhibit B

Here she is in front of the dog bed. Seems like no big deal, right? Well she likes to actually lay on it. She does this all the time. Even if Winnie is there first, E will just lay on top of her until she moves. I was grossed out the first few times she did it, but have since found it more of a hassle to remove her from the bed than to just let her be.

Exhibit C (1)

Exhibit C (2)

Yes that is a blinged out dog collar you see around my child's neck. No I didn't put it there. This is Winnie's old collar & Elliot has been borrowing it since we've been here. I don't know if it's because it jingles a little or has diamonds on it, but she can always find it & likes to throw it around her neck like a boa.

So case & point, you see what I'm saying. I now know of 2 things to get E for Christmas & neither one is a dog.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Stockyards

The other day we all went out to the Fort Worth Stockyards. We got there at 11:30 to watch The Herd come through. It only takes about 5 seconds, but it's so cool to watch all the longhorns walk by you.

Lane paid $5 to ride the mechanical bull. He said it was surprisingly hard.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wasted Night in the ER

Today E woke up feeling pretty warm. I thought maybe she was teething (which she is) & didn't really think much of it. She was pretty lethargic all day & would just lay on me. The weird thing is that she had no other symptons. She really wasn't fussy, throwing up or anything like that. Around 4:30, we decided to take her temperature. It was 103.3. I didn't realize it was that high. Lane thought it would be a good idea to take her in to be safe. He says that they say if it's 102.2 or higher, take them in. So off we went. When we got there, they checked her temperature & it was 104.9! They gave her some Tylenol. After a while, I could feel it go down & she perked up a tad. Then we waited in the room for an hour & a half until the dr came in. He rechecked her temperature & it was now 101.2. Even though it did go down a bit, it's still almost 102 & that was with Tylenol. I thought for sure she would have to get her blood drawn or a urine test, but nope. The doc said to just give her Tylenol every 4 hours & watch her. I have to say I was a little ticked off. I mean, when a child's temperature is almost 105, you should definitely run some tests to make sure it's nothing serious. Lane was surprised at what he said as well. He said he's never seen that high of a temperature in the ER & they still run tests. But whatever. Hopefully it will go down & stay down. And if it doesn't, and we have to go back, I think we'll go to a different hospital.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


E has discovered the stairs at my parents house. It's a little unnerving actually. I don't want her by the stairs, but at the same time I want her to know how to go down them just in case. So I showed her how only once & she took to it like bees to honey. Yesterday I was downstairs in my room & the next thing I know, E is right by my feet. So it's safe to say that she knows how. But I still freak out when I see her headed that way.

On her way up

Sliding down

Just being silly

Friday, September 3, 2010

Please Stay Fall

The other day I was walking to my car & said, "Ahh, it's starting to feel like Fall." Lane looks at me with this confused look & says, "It's 97 degrees." I guess you can tell I'm a real Texan by my comment. But hey, it's been over a hundred degrees all summer plus humidity, so the slightest variance, I notice. But the reason why I told that little story was because it REALLY did feel like Fall today! Wednesday night we had a huge thunderstorm (I'm in Arlington by the way) & with it came some cooler weather. Today was perfection. Most of the day it was 73 degrees & it felt cool. We left the door open all day. It did get up to 85, but it still felt so wonderful. This was the first time in forever that I took E to the park because I could actually bare it outside. I'm really ready for the cooler weather to stay!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Let the Craziness Begin

Today Lane submitted his 15 residency applications. You can apply to as many places as you want. He is applying to the emergency medicine program. This is a big deal. It's the beginning of everything. The next step in this process is interviewing. He will be invited to interview at the schools he applied to. He probably won't interview at all of them, maybe 10. Interviews take place November through January. And once that's all said & done, he will rank the programs. At the same time the programs are ranking all the applicants they have seen. And that's when the "match" happens. We won't know where he's going until around March 15th. But here's a list of the possibilities:
U of Alabama at Birmingham
Emory University- Atlanta, GA
Indiana University- Indianapolis, IN
U of Missouri- Kansas City, MO
Carolinas Medical Center- Charlotte, NC
U of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, NC
Ohio State- Columbus, OH
Temple University- Philadelphia, PA
Vanderbilt University- Nashville, TN
Baylor- Houston, TX
JPS- Fort Worth, TX
UT Southwestern- Dallas, TX
UT Houston- Houston, TX
U of Utah- Salt Lake City, UT
U of Virginia- Charlottesville, VA